University of Adelaide's Dr Ian Musgrave says science is running out of new ways to attack harmful bacteria, while drug companies are abandoning antibiotic research and development.
Australians continue to pay more for pharmaceuticals than consumers in other countries, although the introduction of generic medicines has contributed to some lowering of prices, according to research published in this month's edition of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s journal, The Australian Health Review.
A new Graduate Diploma of Mammography program being offered by Charles Sturt University (CSU) aims to ease the pressures from a radiographer workforce shortage and increased demand for BreastScreen services.
Australian radiologists are using tomorrow's International Day of Radiology to unveil the results of research into a new ultra-low dose CT technique that promises a more accurate diagnosis of cystic fibrosis with significantly reduced radiation risks.
With more than 28,000 United States and Australian Defence Force personnel participating in Talisman Saber in Queensland recently, it was an opportunity for the military to showcase the technology, equipment and logistics of a Role 2E hospital facility.
Empowering consumers to prevent healthcare associated infections: is it more than just information and involvement31 October, 2013 by ahhb
As healthcare providers it is often difficult for us to view or understand clinical issues from the perspectives of healthcare consumers, their family or friends. However, the recently released National Safety and Quality in Health Care Standards and in particular Standard 3 Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections, mandate the provision of information to and involvement of consumers in infection prevention processes and decisions1, writes Cathryn Murphy.
Numerous Areas for Improvement Details in Review of the Prevention and Control of Legionella Pneumophila Infection in Queensland17 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young’s Review of the prevention and control of Legionella pneumophila infection in Queensland was tabled in Parliament today and detailed numerous areas for improvement.
We are witnessing a global move towards patient safety. Indeed, in the Australian healthcare sector, we are undergoing a period of great change which has been reflected in part by the new set of National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards that became effective on January 1 2013, writes Professor Cathryn Murphy.
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The Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre aims to improve wound healing through the adoption of best practice. Research shows there is room for improvement, writes project manager Karen Innes-Walker.
Monitoring the incidence, management and outcomes of burns patients is crucial to providing evidence based best practice and consistent care for survivors of these devastating injuries. The bi-national burns registry and burns quality improvement program provides a world-leading repository for burns data writes Heather Cleland, President of the Australian & New Zealand Burn Association.
The strategies healthcare facilities have in place to manage healthcare acquired infections need to take the patient into consideration, writes Marija Juraja.